Salman Khan Revealed That Priyanka Chopra Wasn’t The First Choice For Bharat

Pallavi Manoj
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra

Salman Khan‘s upcoming movie Bharat has been in the news ever since its inception. The superstar and all the other actors involved in it are currently busy with their shoot for the period drama. But, yesterday, Salman was in Goa for the launch of Bigg Boss 12 and in an interaction with the media, he spilt some major tea on a lot of things. Most importantly though, on Bharat and Priyanka Chopra‘s involvement in the same.

Salman revealed that Priyanka had only been considered because she had called up Ali Abbas Zafar herself and shown interest for the role.

It was sweet of her to tell us five days before the shoot that she couldn’t do Bharat,I’m glad Katrina is part of the film. She was Atul’s [Agnihotri, producer] first choice. But Priyanka called Ali [Abbas Zafar, director] and said she wanted to do Bharat, so we considered her.

Can’t miss out on that subtle pulling of the leg here.

While Bharat was touted as Priyanka’s come back film to Bollywood, she had made an unexpected exit from the film, making headlines again. While rumours initially suggested that it was her engagement to Nick Jonas that made her walk out of the project, later reports pointed towards the Hollywood film Cowboy Ninja Viking she had signed opposite Christ Pratt. A few weeks later, news of the Hollywood project being delayed had also come out.

But, Salman only wishes the best for our desi girl and was vocal about that too.

I hope the other movie that she has signed, works out. Now that she is engaged, we are happy for her. I hope she gets married soon, has children and lives happily ever after.

Now that’s sweet, isn’t it? We’re glad everything worked out and the film is finally being made. I’d love to see a Salman- Priyanka pairing again though! Wouldn’t you?

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